Spermatophytes (seed plants): Angiosperms (flowering plants): Eudicots: Core Eudicots: Rosids: Fabids: Fabales
Dig deeper at SERNEC, a consortium of southeastern herbaria.
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Learn more about Least Hop Clover from the Vascular Plants of North Carolina.
Least Hop Clover, Low Hop Clover, Suckling Clover
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JK Marlow s040421_ab
April Greenville County SC
Leaves pinnately trifoliolate, terminal leaflet with a petiolule ~ 1mm long, per Weakley's Flora (2012).
COMPARE leaves that are trifoliolate and pinnately compound
Steve Marlow snm140523_075b
May Greenville County SC
Swamp Rabbit Trail
Standard inconspicuously veined; heads generally with 5-15(20) flowers, per Weakley's Flora (2012).
COMPARE Hop Clover species
Documented growing wild in GA NC SC
Common (uncommon in Mountains)
Look for it on roadsides, in lawns, disturbed areas, per Weakley's Flora
This plant may be causing problems in natural areas outside its native range, according to authorities such as:
Odd-pinnately compound: 3 leaflets
Stipules conspicuous, persistent, & adnate to the petiole
5-parted papilionaceous corolla
TO LEARN MORE about this plant, look it up in a good book!
- Newcomb's Wildflower Guide p058
- Wildflowers of the Atlantic Southeast p232
- Wildflowers of the Eastern United States p033
- Wildflowers of Tennessee p142
- Wildflowers of Tennessee, the Ohio Valley, and the Southern Appalachians p179
- Wildflowers of the Southern Mountains p084
- Weeds of Southern Turfgrasses p147